Open Space Assessment- public survey

Summary

Milton Keynes Council is preparing an Open Space Assessment. Open spaces and recreation areas form an important part of the green infrastructure. The assessment will review and update the findings of the Milton Keynes Open Space Assessment (2018) which informed formulation of policies in the Plan:MK and creation of Appendix C of the Plan.

The new Open Space Assessment will provide the Council with an up-to-date information on open space location, coverage and provision. The study reviews open space typologies to follow best practice and latest guidance.

The study will assess publicly accessible open spaces over 0.2ha in size, excluding the playing fields and private open spaces (with the exception of those where public access is allowed).

As part of the stakeholder engagement we are inviting members of the public to respond to a survey on Open Spaces within the borough of Milton Keynes.  The survey seeks views on how the public uses the open spaces within the borough,  views on quality, quantity and accessibility of open spaces. Members of the public are also invited to provide commentary in regards to specific open spaces that they visit in the borough of Milton Keynes.

This consultation  runs for six weeks  beginning Monday 18 October 2021 and finishes 5pm on Monday 29 November 2021. Further information regarding this consultation and forms to make a representation on are available via the Council’s webpage: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/milton-keynes-open-space-assessment

Purpose

To engage the general public to inform the Open Space Assessment study.